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External Communications Manager

​Great opportunity for an External Communications Manager to join a well known business in the Media industry. You will be responsible for key corporate and trade media relations across various business units.

Key responsibilities/skills required:

  • You will develop and deliver proactive B2B media relations for a range of stakeholders across the business.

  • You will work closely with the Communications Director and other Heads of Communications to develop and execute the corporate and B2B communications strategy for each division in the business.

  • Alongside running the press office for those internal clients, you will also develop opportunities to surface success stories across industry events and awards.

  • You will work closely with the external PR agency to ensure all B2B and commercial communications are aligned, integrated and consistent.

  • Ensuring alignment in messaging with internal communications counterpart.

  • You will deal with issues/crisis comms as required.

  • You will be responsible for ensuring the corporate website is actively telling the B2B success stories, developing thought leadership content in this setting and others.

  • You will have a passionate interest in media, news and current affairs.

  • Proven track record of delivering high profile and impactful corporate communications and B2B media relations, ideally within an agency or in-house in a Technology, Media or Telecoms environment.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Excellent creativity and a passion to be a strategic business partner to your clients.

  • The gravitas to build networks quickly and effectively, influencing senior stakeholders - as well as the external media you’ll be working with.

  • The ability to work in real-time, high pressured press office environments and prioritise effectively.

If you have the experience and are interested in finding out more, please get in touch ASAP with your current CV.

Due to a high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to everyone. We will get in touch if you are successful in your application.

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VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communica